French football league sanction players and coaches for betting breaches


Montpellier striker, Wahbri Khazri, Nantes FC star, Ludovic Blas are leading a host of other Ligue 1 players to be sanctioned by French disciplinary committee over breach of the sports betting rule in France.

The French League governing body’s disciplinary committee recently unveiled a list of players and coaches from professional clubs sanctioned for breaching the ban on sports betting. This ban is laid down in the French Sports Code and the regulations of the French Football Federation (FFF) and the LFP as reported today by leading French media outlet, L’Équipe.

These offences were identified through a cross-check of files, carried out with the collaboration of the National Online Gaming Authority (ANJ) and the French National Lottery (FDJ). 

The Commission took the opportunity to stress that “professional football players are formally prohibited from betting on football competitions, whether national or international”.